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Lighting system with thermal management system having point contact synthetic jets

United States Patent

December 10, 2013
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Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. The light source is configured to provide illumination visible through an opening in the housing structure. The thermal management system includes a plurality of synthetic jets. The synthetic jets are arranged within the lighting system such that they are secured at contact points.
Arik; Mehmet (Niskayuna, NY), Weaver; Stanton Earl (Niskayuna, NY), Kuenzler; Glenn Howard (East Cleveland, OH), Wolfe, Jr.; Charles Franklin (Niskayuna, NY), Sharma; Rajdeep (Clifton Park, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
12/ 908,948
October 21, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-08NT01579 awarded by The United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.